Vegan food trucks are the ultimate trend in Italy! Let's see where you can find them
Kandy is on the most visited cities in Sri Lanka: it is a perfect starting point to the some of the major tourist sites of the island.
Fron here you can visit Dambulla and Sigirya, the temples of Matale and take the blue train to Ella.
The city in itself is not that charming I have to say: the traffic is heavy, the buildings actually need some reformations and moving around can be quite a mess! Of course there a a cupole of things worth a visit, like the Tooth Temple, the giant Buddha on the hill and a small cave temple outside town.
But what will make want to stay and never leave is the variety and quality of vegan food in Kandy!
It was the best we tasted in all our trip to Sri Lanka, and also the cheapest 🙂
When I booked my flight for Sri Lanka I was so thrilled! I had heard that vegan food on Emirates is one of the best infight meals in the world...
With this post I'm going to explain why I was a bit disappointed 🙁
When I got to Ella at first I thought that I just wanted to relax and walk around the rice fields, climb Little Adam and Ella's rock.
Nevertheless, after the first long walk and the first trekking to Little Adam, I thought that I could do something different and look for a cultural activity.
At our guest house we saw a catalog with some organized day trips, and one caught my attention: the Buduruwagala Temple. As it looked a little expensive, I asked to the employee if it was possible to get to the temple with a public bus, and of course he said it wasn't....but guess what? It is actually really easy to go there by bus and you will pay only a few cents 🙂
When we travel we usually book an accommodation with a kitchen: in Asia we usually just need it to use the fridge, make a smoothie and have a cup pf tea or coffee whenever we want it; in other countries, particularly in Europe, it can make us save a huge amount of money: finding vegan options in European restaurants it's usually not a problems, but it may be pricey: that's why we love the idea of having our own kitchen and cooking the food that we can find in local supermarkets.
From what we have experienced in the last 3-4 years, the availability of vegan food in supermarkets has increased a lot in Greece, so If you are looking for recommendations for vegan food in Greece this is the post for you!
If you are leaving for Los Angeles and want some recommendations about its vegan eats you should totally read this guest post from my friend Arpine Kostandyan!
She has written a guide about the best vegan places in town, don't miss them 🙂
One of Sri Lanka's main attraction is the abundance of national parks, and I couldn't miss visiting at least one of them.
In Borneo I could just book a house inside the park and hike its trails, but here in Sri Lanka I knew I had to book a safari, even if i wasn't sure whether I was going to like it or not... but the beauty of traveling is also discovering new activities.
The first thing was to choose the park, and then the agency with which I would book the safari.
When I planned my trip to the country I opted for the classical loop Airport -> Kandy -> Ella -> Mirissa -> Hikkaduwa -> Colombo, so the best thing for me was to visit Udawalawe or Yala on my way from Ella to the beach... let's see how I decided which one to choose.
I have to admit that when I booked my flight from Cuba to Italy with Iberia I was pretty worried about their meals.
I lived in Spain for many years and I knew well that many people don't really care about what vegans need and want.
Moreover, checking on line and speaking with my friends, I had the impression that vegan food on Iberia was not as good as on other airlines.
I had flown with them before, but as a vegetarian, not as a vegan, so I was rather scared to read comments like these ones:
Candidasa is a small beach town located in the southern coast in Bali.
I decided to spend some day here for a few reasons.
First of all, it was not too far from Ubud (my previous stop), and not to far from Nusa Dua (my next destination)
Secondly, I read that you can do a decent snorkeling here, not as good as in Amed for example, but considering the distances it was a good compromise. You won't find huge corals here, but there are some nice spots to swim with colored fishes in a safe environment (especially in the resort area)
Last but not least, a day trip from Candidasa will let you discover some of the most beautiful places in Bali!
Let's see which ones!